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Fine Art & Antiques
2 Day Sale

Day 1
Monday 22nd September
Commencing at 3pm
Books, Maps and Manuscripts
Link:
http://gildings.co.uk/view_online.php?catalogue=1574

Day 2
Tuesday 23rd September
Commencing at 10am
Fine Art & Antiques
Link:
http://gildings.co.uk/view_online.php?catalogue=1571

SALEROOM VIEWING TIMES
Friday 19th September 10am - 4pm
Saturday 20th September 9am - 1pm
Monday 22nd September 9am - 7pm
viewing for Books, Maps and Manuscripts closes at 2:30
Tuesday 23rd from 9am - 9.45am

Catlogues now online
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Cash in the Garage

Silk panels prove a sound investment for the relatives of early HSBC founder

Four Chinese silk panels, acquired by one of the founder member of HSBC, sell for £15,340 in Market Harborough

The buoyant Asian Art market descended in Market Harborough earlier today to compete against one another for four silk embroidered panels being offered at Gildings Auctioneers. The finely embroidered Chinese panels, likely dating from the late 19th century, were in a varying state of repair. That did not stop the floods of pre-sale enquiries and ultimately bidders on the day as interest came in from private collectors, London and European trade and the Far East via the internet and telephones. The finely woven panels each depicted an array of birds and wildlife, with comparative panels being referred to as “Hundred Bird” designs. Consigned for the auction as part of a large consignment from a Northamptonshire home, the panels were originally purchased in the Far East by one of the founder members of the HSBC bank in the early 20th century. Long since forgotten and located in the vendor’s garage, the £500-£800 estimate was dwarfed as the bidding commenced at £3,000, finally selling to a European purchaser live on the internet. “These remarkable panels are a prime example of the strength of the Chinese Art market at this moment”, comments Mark Gilding, Managing Director of Gildings Auctioneers, who found the panels while conducting an in-situ valuation. “Despite not being absolutely pristine condition, their true quality caught the eye from collectors around the globe. We’re delighted to have obtained such an impressive result for our vendor who will no doubt be pleasantly surprised at their price, especially having been stored in his garage for so long”.
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FINE JEWELLERY
From the Vicorian Era to 20th century designers
Our resident Jewellery specialist is now accepting pieces for our September 2014 Fine Art sale
Contact Gildings for a private evaluation
http://gildings.co.uk/content.php?title=%27contact%20us%27
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